Posted: September 10, 2010
Many golfers don't feel they are skilled enough to play Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x balls. Others believe Pro V1 and Pro V1x are only for players with faster swing speeds.
Both are common misconceptions the Titleist Performance Golf Ball Fitting teams hear as they tour the country to educate golfers on Titleist's green-to-tee methodology and to identify the Titleist golf ball that will help them shoot lower scores.
Members of the Performance Golf Ball Fitting teams checked in with Team Titleist from a recent pit stop to help set the record straight.“What’s important for golfers to know is that the Pro V1 and Pro V1x are really designed for golfers of all skill levels and swing speeds,” said Patrick Hanna, a member of the golf ball fitting team currently touring the Midwest. “The Pro V1 and Pro V1x are designed for optimal performance for all types of shots that are hit during a normal round of golf.”
In fact, all Titleist golf balls are long, regardless of swing speed. Differences between models off the driver for swing speeds ranging from tour players (near 110 mph) down to lower speed players (in the 80s mph) are less than four yards, a distance that is not going to affect your game or your score.
Game-changing differences are found on the scoring shots into and around the green, and the Pro V1 and Pro V1x offer the most performance control on all shots."So far it has been nice to see positive reactions when people hear the truth about some of the common misconceptions," added John Fizer, a member of the East Coast Titleist Performance Golf Ball Fitting team. "Once we explain that different players can benefit from either golf ball, but for different reasons, they are very intrigued."
Golfers of all skill levels have visited with the Titleist Performance Golf Ball Fitting teams, ranging from PGA Club professionals, to some of the most competitive amateurs and juniors in the country, to recreational golfers.
Be sure to be on the lookout for a Performance Golf Ball Fitting van at your club, or start the process yourself by clicking here. You can also check out the video below, in which Titleist Staff Professional Todd Anderson reviews the Titleist Performance Ball Fittting process in-depth.
Pro V1 loyalist Jiyai Shin headlines a field full of the LPGA's best at the P&G NW Arkansas Championship, being played at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Ark. Last year, Shin earned the title by surviving a two-hole sudden death playoff.
"Well, I have confidence, but also I have a little bit
pressure, too, because I have lots of fans here," Shin said in her pre-tournament press conference, "So well, I really
appreciate it because they remember me about the last year's win, so I
really appreciate it, but also I have a little pressure myself."
Team Titleist members J. Combs, R. Green, C. Gates, S. O'Grady and C. Waller won tickets to this event through Team Titleist and will be attending the event (along with their cell phones) courtesy of the P&G Arkansas Championship.
TV coverage of the tournament on Golf Channel is as follows (all times ET):
• Thursday, Sept. 9: 12:30-2 p.m.• Friday, Sept. 10: 4-6 p.m.• Saturday, Sept. 4-6 p.m.
For more information about the tournament or to purchase tickets, please visit http://nwachampionship.com/
The Nationwide Tour begins a four-tournament western swing at this week's Utah Championship, being played at Willow Creek Country Club in Sandy, Utah, for the 12th consecutive year. It also happens to be "Moustache Week" on the tour. (For the record, Pro V1 loyalist Joe Affrunti took home this year's top prize.)
Team Titleist members J. Rhodes, K. Weyand, M. Marsala, L. Landgren, C. Harmer and R. Holt
won tickets to this event through Team Titleist and will be attending
the event courtesy of the Utah Championship.TV coverage of the tournament on Golf Channel is as follows (all times ET):
• Thursday, Sept. 9: 6:30-8:30 p.m.• Friday, Sept. 10: 6:30-8:30 p.m.• Saturday, Sept. 6:30-9:30 p.m.
• Sunday, Sept. 12: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
For more information about the tournament or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.utahchampionship.com/
Posted: September 9, 2010
The action picked up as the wind died down Wednesday at the BMW Championship, where players made their final preparations for the third phase of the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup Playoffs. Photographer Greg Moore, a loyal Team Titleist member, was kind enough to send in some photos from the day, featuring a lot of Titleist equipment and a new Scotty Cameron putter. (Team Titleist was also on the scene and took a few shots as well.)
Click on the image below to launch the slideshow.
Posted: September 8, 2010
It was a busy (and windy) Tuesday at the BMW Championship for a few Titleist Brand Ambassadors, including Deutsche Bank Championship winner Charley Hoffman and newly-named Ryder Cup players Zach Johnson and Rickie Fowler. Team Titleist was on the scene at Cog Hill, taking pictures from inside and outside the Titleist Tour Van.
Posted: September 7, 2010
Titleist Brand Ambassador Charley Hoffman made it look easy on Labor Day, recording 11 birdies in a final-round 9-under 62 at TPC Boston that earned him a five-shot victory and moved him to No. 2 in the FedEx Cup Playoffs standings.
"It's a no-brainer. Best ever (victory)," said Hoffman, who started to pull away from the field after holing out from a bunker for birdie on the par-4 13th. "To go out and shoot 62 on a pretty tough golf course (in the final round), it's fun."
Hoffman, 33, posted four rounds in the 60s (64-67-69-62), shooting a back-nine 29 Sunday to tie the tournament record with a 22-under 262 total and collect his second career PGA Tour victory. He rolled in his Titleist Pro V1 golf ball for birdie on the par-5 18th and pumped his fist to the Boston crowd. Hoffman was one of 64 players in the field of 99 players at TPC Boston that trusted a Titleist golf ball, more than seven times the nearest competitor with nine.
He also became the second player to find the winner's circle using the Titleist 910 prototype driver following Titleist Brand Ambassador Ross Fisher's victory last month at the Irish Open.Hoffman, who plays a 910D3 9.5 (D1 setting) with Diamana Whiteboard 83X shaft, finished the week tied for fifth in Driving Accuracy (78.6 percent) and 10th in Driving Distance (299.8 yards).
In total, 19 players in the Deutsche Bank field gamed the Titleist
910 prototype driver, including Titleist Brand Ambassadors Geoff Ogilvy (T-2) and Adam Scott (T-5).
Also in Hoffman's bag are the Titleist MB irons (3-9), Vokey Design Spin Milled wedges (48, 56, 60) and Scotty Cameron Red X putter. Titleist was the No. 1 choice of players at the Deutsche Bank Championship in Iron Sets (30), Sand, Lob and Approach Wedges (84) and Putters (37).
Posted: September 3, 2010
Titleist Brand Ambassador Steve Stricker, winner of last year's Deutsche Bank Championship, discusses his keys to conquering TPC Boston and his recent success in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup Playoffs.
Check out the video below.
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